The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

Local News

June 12, 2013

Number of improvements under way throughout Oak Hill

OAK HILL —  On Monday, the Oak Hill city council recognized BB&T employees who purchased and planted evergreen shrubs at the city’s amphitheater and rhododendrons along the White Oak Rail Trail.

It is one of several improvements to the city’s parks and recreation facilities that are in the works.

A restroom for the White Oak Rail Trail is still in the planning stages. City Manager Bill Hannabass has been researching a model and pricing. He reported to council that a building with both a men’s and women’s restroom will cost $59,000, which includes options like heat.

The city is also planning to build an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant ramp connecting city park with the rail trail.

A $7,000 donation from the Lively family will help the city pay for a light and sound system for the new municipal amphitheater. The city manager is still “crunching numbers” on a series of recent bids for the system.

Tom Syner was appointed to the Amphitheater Commission.

The city will contribute $5,797 to the Mountain Transit Authority for the next fiscal year. Councilman Tom Oxley made the motion, stating that the city had not contributed to the public transportation service in some time. The motion passed, with Bruce Coleman voting against.

Members of council also expressed concern over the number of people running red lights in town. Oxley says he sees an example of the offense every day.

— E-mail: cmoore@register-herald.com

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